Car Cruising (1046A/21)
I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information regarding car cruising in the West Midlands:
1) How many people have been arrested and prosecuted for illegal car cruising in the West Midlands in the past twelve months?
Please be advised that we do not have any records of arrests or out of court disposals with an offence title ‘Car Cruising’. However, the Force have arrested one person specifically for breach of the injunction over the past twelve months. Other arrests / enforcement have been made under different legislation.
Please note that some injunctions have been paused due to legal rulings and this affects enforcement activity but is not within the Force’s control.
Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.
The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.
If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.